Beginning SEPTEMBER 1, 2017, we will be expanding our spa!
Book mark this page for updates about our progress with our expansion into our new space!
Appointments on holidays may be possible with advance notice.
If you are scheduling and see a time slot that is already booked, and you can not work the other available times...PLEASE feel free to call us! Depending on our progress, we still might be able to schedule you in with the newer space.
Charter came to install our new phone, internet and TV. Yes, we will be having a TV in our reception area. The credit card machine is now downstairs though. This is kind of challenging while we still operate the business, for the most part, upstairs still. BUT, we make it work. :)
They also began putting up the walls. Yeah! We now can see where the rooms will actually be!
Met with the plumber to figure the best way to work the tub into the space we are planning to place it.
Picked up the refrigerator we will be using in the reception area.
Also ordered the sinks (and the molding) that will need to be installed and arranged for them to be delivered.
Ordered a significant number of the supplies we will need to remodel the space at Home Depot. Arranged for delivery of the supplies on the 20th and set up an appointment for the space to be measured on the 19th for the flooring to be installed.
Home Depot called and told us they were moving our delivery from tomorrow to the 22nd. We managed to get them to agree to deliver it on the 21st instead.
The lady from Home Depot came by to measure out the space for the floor installation.
Our great crew did haul out the old carpet though.
This area will have moisture resistant sheet-rock and waterproofing done for the walls ans ceiling and cement flooring, before any of the tile is laid down.
After the meeting, and weighing all possible options, we came to the realization that the space we were going to place the Hydrotone tub was just not big enough to safely operate it in. The height of the lid, and the angle it needs to sit, was the deciding factor we did not account for. We reluctantly decided that we needed re-group and re-plan what we will do with that space. For now the tub will be put into storage, put up for sale, and the space it was going to go into will be put on hold while we proceed with getting the rest of the space open for business.
The refrigerator we will have in the refreshment area was picked up today.
Put the tub up for sale (and crossing our fingers we will get at least our investment back out of it) and found the flat screen TV we will be using in the reception area.
The tub was taken to storage and we pulled out the accordion door and fountain that will be going into the spa.
The electrician began installing the wiring which also required tearing our more sheet rock to get to the areas we needed.
Electrician finished installing outlet holders and wiring so the walls and insulation can go in.
OCTOBER 18th - 20th
FINALLY!...walls going up, holes where the electrician went in getting patched, the accordion door archway framed and the pocket doors getting hung!
Because of this, we did not meet our goal of opening the downstairs on the anniversary of our purchasing the business: November 15th. We will be opening part of it though the week of Thanksgiving....and we do have so much to be thankful for.
The following is some of the progress pictures that were taken this last month.
This the door that leads to what will eventually be our 'wet room' where we plan to install a table designed for wet treatments such as mud wraps. For now it will be just a storage area until we finish the other areas.
This is stepping back out and looking at it through the pocket door. The 'wet/storage' room door is to the left.
This is showing the according door, closed, from the other room, looking through the second pocket door. This space, for now will act as our reception area...until we can finish the other side. Once the other side is done, this room will become a second treatment room. It will be mostly for our chair massage, floor based sessions, and also to a backup room for a 4th massage table for when we get groups, when needed.
If you look closely, you will also see that the cover plates are now on all of the electrical outlets. ...and yes, there are quite a few of them. With how we do our sessions, in the past we have had issues with not having enough electrical power to do all of the heat application we 'kneaded' at times. With this expansion, we have taken the time and expense to ensure that that will no longer be an issue. Each station downstairs is now equipped with enough power and has the ability to warm up towels, stones, water, ect, much more quickly...without the worry of throwing breakers switches.
This is the second room, as seen looking through the second pocket door, with the according door open...looking into the main treatment room. Yes, this means we will be able to do single sessions as well as duets with these two rooms (once we get the other side done). We will be adding a cushion valance above the top of the according door to act as a sound barrier when the door is closed. The window in this room will also be covered with a thick curtain and metal shelving unit to block sound as well.
The baseboards being painted and cut for the rooms.
...and the carpet being installed.
...with all the padding and carpeting ready to go in on the other side as well. We still need to texture and paint the other side first though....
....and the tiles and stones ready to be installed in the other windows and around the mirror in the front reception area....where we will have a lovely fountain and plants!
This was a times of working on the details, i.e. the 'finishing touches, to get the one side up and ready for Hospitality Night on December 7th.
Yes, there are some added decorative touches we will be doing over the next few weeks, but we do think what we have created here will prove to be just as nice and relaxing as the couple's suit you have come to enjoy.
We will still also continue to work on the other side of our new space in the coming months.
To find out our progress with that, feel free to visit:
SPA EXPANSION, Phase 2